Deal Awards

Debt Market Deal of the Year

Anheuser-Busch InBev medium-term note program 
  • Firms: Ashurst; Clifford Chance; Gilbert + Tobin; Sullivan & Cromwell
Australian Technology Innovators Term Loan B raising
  • Firms: Clayton Utz, King & Wood Mallesons, Yuen-Ye Cho
Bank of Queensland conditional pass-through covered bonds
  • Firms: Allen & Overy; Ashurst
Members Equity Bank perpetual capital additional Tier 1 notes
  • Firms: Baker McKenzie
NAB gender equality bonds 
  • Firm: King & Wood Mallesons
Pilbara Minerals secured bonds
  • Firms: Allen & Overy; Squire Patton Boggs
Recapitalisation of craveable Brands
  • Firms: All; Herbert Smith Freehills
Reliance Rail debt facilities re-financing
  • Firms: Gilbert + Tobin; Hogan Lovells


Energy & Resources Deal of the Year

Joint venture between CS Energy and Alinta Energy 
  • Firms: Ashurst; Clayton Utz; Greenwoods; Herbert Smith Freehills
Lattice Energy dual track IPO/trade sale
  • Firms: Allen & Overy; Chapman Tripp;  Herbert Smith Freehills; Gilbert + Tobin; Russell McVeagh
Privatisation of Endeavour Energy 
  • Firms: Allens; Ashurst; Clayton Utz; Herbert Smith Freehills; King & Wood Mallesons; Minter Ellison
Yancoal acquisition of Coal & Allied 
  • Firms: Allens; Ashurst; Baker McKenzie; Gilbert + Tobin; Herbert Smith Freehills; King & Wood Mallesons; Minter Ellison


Equity Market Deal of the Year

Domain/Fairfax separation 
  • Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Firms: Ashurst; Bell Gully; Herbert Smith Freehills; Sidley Austin
Lattice Energy dual track IPO/trade sales
  • Firms: Allen & Overy; Ashurst; Chapman Tripp; Gilbert + Tobin; Herbert Smith Freehills; Russell McVeagh; Sidley Austin;
  • Advisors: Blackpeak Capital
  • Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Credit Suisse; Macquarie; Morgan Stanley; ubs
Link Group capital raising 
  • Firms: Allen & Overy; Baker McKenzie;
  • Banks: Citigroup; J. P Morgan
Netwealth IPO 
  • Firms: Gilbert + Tobin; Herbert Smith Freehills
West Gate Tunnel Project capital raising 
  • Firm: Allen & Overy; Baker McKenzie; King & Wood Mallesons; Sidley Austin
Yancoal Capital Raising 
  • Firms: Allens; Ashurst; Gilbert + Tobin; Herbert Smith Freehills; King & Wood Mallesons; MinterEllison


Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year

Arrium restructuring 
  • Firms: Arnold Bloch Leibler; Clayton Utz; Clifford Chance; Gilbert + Tobin; King & Wood Mallesons
BIS Industries restructuring 
  • Firm: Arnold Bloch Leibler; Ashurst; Gilbert + Tobin; Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Advisor: Carey Olsen
Boart Longyear restructuring 
  • Firms: Arnold Bloch Leibler; Ashurst; Gilbert + Tobin; MinterEllison; Sullivan & Cromwell 
Emeco recapitalisation and triple merger 
  • Firms: Ashurst; Baker McKenzie; Gilbert + Tobin; K&L Gates; Sullivan & Cromwell
 Slater & Gordon restructuring 
  • Firms: Gilbert + Tobin; Arnold Bloch Leibler
Ten Network restructuring 
  • Firms: Allens; Arnold Bloch Leibler; Ashurst; Baker McKenzie; Clayton Utz; Corrs Chambers Westgarth; Gilbert + Tobin; King & Wood Mallesons; K&L Gates; MinterEllison


International Deal of the Year

Humanwell Healthcare/CITIC Capital acquisition of Ansell sexual wellness business
  • Firm: Gilbert + Tobin; Khaitan & Co; King & Wood Mallesons; Thanatip & Partners
Link acquisition of Capita Asset Services 
  • Firm: Allen & Overy; DLA Piper; Eversheds Sutherland
Timor-Leste/Australia maritime boundary conciliation
  • Firms: DLA Piper


M&A Deal of the Year

Downer takeover bid for Spotless 
  • Firms: Ashurst; Gilbert + Tobin; Herbert Smith Freehills
Cheung Kong acquisition of DUET 
  • Firm: Allens; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; King & Wood Mallesons; Linklaters; Woo Kwan Lee & Lo
Land and Property Information NSW concession 
  • Firms: Allens; Gilbert + Tobin
Merger of Tatts with Tabcorp
  • Firm: Clayton Utz; Gilbert + Tobin; Herbert Smith Freehills
Yancoal acquisition of Coal & Allied 
  • Firms: Allens; Ashurst; Baker McKenzie; Gilbert + Tobin; Herbert Smith Freehills; King & Wood Mallesons; MinterEllison


Property, Infrastructure & Projects Deal of the Year

Acquisition and sale of land in Sydney's North
  • Firms: Corrs Chambers Westgarth; King & Wood Mallesons; Madison Marcus Law Firm
Grafton Prison PPP 
  • Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills; King & Wood Mallesons; MinterEllison
Melbourne Metro Project 
  • Firms: Allens; Clayton Utz; Herbert Smith Freehills; KPMG; MinterEllison; Norton Rose Fulbright; White & Case
West Gate Tunnel Project 
  • Firms: Clayton Utz; HebertSmithFreehills; MinterEllison
Western Roads Upgrade project 
  • Firms: Allens; King & Wood Mallesons; MinterEllison


In-House Awards

Banking & Financial Services In-house Team of the Year

  • Bank of China
  • Commonwealth Bank Australia
  • Challenger
  • ICBC
  • NAB Legal
  • Toyota Finance Australia
  • Travelex
  • Westpac


Sparke Helmore Insurance In-house Team of the Year

  • AIA Australia & New Zealand
  • AIG
  • Berkley Insurance Australia
  • DUAL
  • Steadfast
  • Suncorp


Sparke Helmore

Minter Ellison Investment Bank In-house Team of the Year
  • CITI Group
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs Australia
  • J.P Morgan
  • Macquarie Capital Legal Team
  • Morgan Stanley
  • UBS AG



Young In-house Lawyer of the Year (30 or under)
  • Ben Gilbert, Microsoft Australia
  • Hayley Warren, RCR Tomlinson
  • Kendra Fouracre, Telstra
  • Steven Clayton, AIA Australia
  • Theo Kapodistrias, University of Tasmania


FTI Consulting Australian In-house Lawyer of the Year

  • Cesilia Kim, Snowy Hydro Limited
  • Craig Emery, Telstra Legal Services
  • Gail Hambly, Fairfax Media
  • Jorja Cleeland, Fronterra
  • Mary Roberts, Telstra Corporation
  • Peter Tompkins, Downer Group
  • Stuart Thomas, Ten Network


FTI Consulting

Clayton Utz Australian In-house Team of the Year

  • BHP Legal Team
  • Downer Group Legal Team
  • Nova Entertainment’s Legal Team
  • Office of General Counsel, NSW Treasury
  • Origin Energy
  • Singtel Optus
  • Snowy Hydro Limited Legal Team
  • Vodafone Hutchison Australia Legal Team
  • Yancoal Australia


Clayton Utz

Russell McVeagh NZ In-house Team of the Year

  • AMP Financial Services
  • ANZ Bank New Zealand
  • Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited
  • Kiwibank Limited
  • Spark Legal Team
  • UBS AG
  • Vector
  • Westpac



Profession Awards

Resolution Institute Australian Arbitrator of the Year

  • Antonino de Fina
  • Gordon Smith
  • John Wakefield
  • Steven Goldstein


Resolution Institute

Resolution Institute Australian Mediator of the Year

  • Alison Shaw
  • Danielle Jaku-Greenfield
  • David Bryson
  • Dr Anne Purcell
  • Dr Nicky McWilliam
  • Stephen Lancken


Resolution Institute

Firm Awards

Australian Deal Team of the Year

  • Allens
  • Ashurst M&A/ECM Team
  • Clayton Utz Real Estate Team – Central Barangaroo Project Team
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Herbert Smith Freehills ECM Team
  • Herbert Smith Freehills M&A Team
  • M&A King & Wood Mallesons
  • Minter Ellison – Infrastructure, Construction and Property
  • Restructuring & Insolvency, King & Wood Mallesons


New Zealand Deal Firm of the Year

  • Bell Gully
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Harmos Horton Lusk Limited
  • Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
  • Russell McVeagh
  • Simpson Grierson
  • Webb Henderson


Scarlis Pringle Australian Dealmaker of the Year

  • David Holland, Baker McKenzie
  • Grant Koch, DLA Piper
  • Guy Alexander, Allens
  • Mark Stanbridge, Ashurst
  • Michael Ziegelaar, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Phillippa Stone, Herbert Smtih Freehills
  • Rebecca Maslen-Stannage, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Tony Damian, Herbert Smith Freehills



NZ Dealmaker of the Year

  • Cameron Taylor, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
  • David Coull, Bell Gully
  • John Strowger, Chapman Tripp
  • Michael Gartshore, Webb Henderson
  • Michael Pollard, Simpson Grierson
  • Pip Greenwood, Russell McVeagh
  • Silvana Schenone, MinterEllisonRuddWatts


Corporate Citizen Firm of the Year

  • Clayton Utz
  • DLA Piper
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Harmers Workplace Lawyers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Maddocks
  • Pinsent Masons


JLT Employee Health & Wellbeing Award

  • Bradley Allen Love Lawyers
  • Carter Newell Lawyers
  • Clayton Utz
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • DLA Piper
  • King & Wood Mallesons



Employment Law Specialist Firm of the Year

  • Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors
  • Danny King Legal
  • FCB Workplace Law
  • Harmers Workplace Lawyers
  • HR Law
  • HR Legal
  • Maurice Blackburn Lawyers – Employment Specialist
  • Workdynamic Australia


AIG Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year

  • Barry Nilsson
  • Carter Newell Lawyers
  • Curwoods Lawyers
  • Gilchrist Connell
  • Holman Webb Lawyers
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers
  • TurksLegal
  • Wotton + Kearney


Australasian Lawyer IP Specialist Law Firm of the Year

  • AJ Park
  • Baldwins Intellectual Property
  • Banki Haddock Fiora
  • Bird & Bird
  • Griffith Hack
  • Media Art Lawyers
  • Phillips Ormande Fitzpatrick
  • Wrays



FTI Consulting Boutique Firm of the Year

  • Bellanhouse Lawyers
  • Bespoke
  • Clarendon Lawyers
  • Danny King Legal
  • LawLab
  • Massons
  • NDA Law
  • Sierra Legal
  • Speirs Ryan
  • Vincent Young Lawyers


FTI Consulting

Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year (30 or under)

  • Bibhu Aggarwal, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Elyse Adams, Allens
  • Hannah Catherine Morris, Mills Oakley
  • Lara Solomons, Clayton Utz
  • Laura Hillhouse, Ashurst
  • Rebecca Johnston, HodgkinsonJohnston
  • Sagar Sritharan, Ashurst
  • Stipe Vuleta, Chamberlains Law Firm
  • Vishaal Sharma, King & Wood Mallesons 


State/Regional Law Firm of the Year

  • Carter Newell Lawyers
  • Chamberlains Law Firm
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Harwood Andrews
  • Jackson McDonald
  • Morgan + English Commercial Lawyers
  • NDA Law
  • Range Lawyers


Law Firm Leader of the Year ( ≤ 200 employees)

  • Bechara Shamieh, Madison Marcus Law Firm
  • Chris Ward, Cooper Grace Ward
  • Claire Carton, Griffin Legal
  • Demetrio Zema, Law Squared
  • Greg Malakou, Holman Webb Lawyers
  • Simon Creek, HHG Legal Group
  • Vik Sundar, Chamberlains Law Firm


Scarlis Pringle Law Firm Leader of the Year ( > 200 employees)

  • Danny Gilbert, Gilbert + Tobin
  • John Nerurker, Mills Oakley
  • Michelle Dixon, Maddocks
  • Robert Cutler, Clayton Utz
  • Tony Harrington, MinterEllison
  • Tony Macvean, Hall & Wilcox



Automio Law Firm of the Year ( 1 - 100 Lawyers)

  • Chamberlains Law Firm
  • Clarendon Lawyers
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Harmers Workplace Lawyers
  • Hive Legal
  • Holman Webb Lawyers
  • Legal Vision
  • Madison Marcus Law Firm
  • Russells
  • Speirs Ryan



GlobalX Law Firm of the Year ( 101 – 500 Lawyers)

  • Arnold Bloch Leibler
  • Clyde & co
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Hall & Willcox
  • Maddocks
  • Mills Oakley
  • Piper Alderman
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers



FTI Consulting Law Firm of the Year ( > 500 Lawyers)

  • Allens
  • Ashurst
  • Clayton Utz
  • Hebert Smith Freehills
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Minter Ellison
  • Sullivan & Cromwell


FTI Consulting

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